One hundred historically significant objects speak out as emblems of a particular event in Britain’s history – from the earliest fossils and stone tools of our ancient ancestors, to the development of a vaccine for coronavirus; from the Magna Carta which defines our justice system to the iconic red telephone box and BBC microphone.
Fully illustrated with colour images and fascinating insights into each object, this book will show you the history of this ancient country and the objects that made it.
Ashford A Rare Insight takes an unrivaled look back at the way things used to be for many within living memory. From the difficult war years through to the post war 1950 s and 60 s and onto the 1970 s, this rare photographic record charts the changes and reminisces over the once familiar features of the historic market town. With over 200 rare and unseen images of the town from Steve Salter s substantial archive, it is guaranteed that many memories of Old Ashford will be revived. The book includes clear and informative captions and also recently discovered imagery that has lay undiscovered for years.
Relive memories of Ashford in the 1960s in this latest collection of images from local author and historian Steve R. Salter.
In this superb new photographic history book, Steve Salter concentrates on the town pre- and post-change during the 1960s.
Images depict life in Ashford and its immediate surroundings during the calmer times and prior to the large-scale destruction of the town. A comprehensive selection of pictures clearly illustrates ‘long forgotten Ashford’ in some of the very best and exclusive, never published imagery available.
The book covers a wide spectrum of subjects including long forgotten trades and features of the town, long lost streets and businesses, memorable events and shops. Including words and pictures never before published and using hundreds of the very best rare pictures – both black & white and colour – taken by both professional and amateur photographers.
See the changing face of Ashford. Focusing on the period covering the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, the reader is taken on a journey from pre-change to post-change, using a well-devised balance of both colour and black and white images from the author’s extensive archive on the town, including many recently acquired and never printed before.
The images depict life in Ashford and its immediate surrounding during uncertain times for many, and many of the intense changes to the town are clearly illustrated. The focus is on ‘living memory’, and will bring a tear to the eye of those who witnessed and experienced these changes.
Darlington and Surroundings in Old Postcards is a wonderful collection of these early scenes, showing the town and its buildings, streets, people and history, as well as many surrounding villages such as Croft, Hurtworth, Middleton St. George and Sadberge. With cards dating back to the turn of the century a fascinating lost world is uncovered which will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of this County Durham town.
Step back to the time of the Brontë sisters and see what life was like in the Yorkshire village of Haworth in this new local history book title from Destinworld Publishing Ltd.
Haworth Timelines is sure to fascinate the thousands of visitors who travel to Haworth every year to learn about the history of the Brontës and their time living there. It is full of historic photographs of the town through the ages, right up to the present day.
From the vast collection of Araf Chohan, this book of historic London scenes bring back to life the sights and sounds of the city when the tram was king, when streets bustled with people wearing Edwardian dress, and when the River Thames was a vibrant and busy transport route for the many craft and merchant ships of the day.
London As It Was includes places such as Hyde Park, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Oxford Street, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus, Tower Bridge and the city’s railways stations.
The Herald nevertheless soldiered on with a variety of airlines worldwide until the 1990s, with a significant fondness from crews, passengers and those who had been involved in the aircraft s development.
This book looks back at the development and life of the Herald and the people who flew it.
This lavishly illustrated book looks back at the history of Middlesbrough through an amazing presentation of images, many of which are seen in colour for the very first time.
Local historian and broadcaster Paul Menzies has drawn extensively on his many years of research and long associations with Middlesbrough to produce this array of historic photographs and other memorabilia which are deeply atmospheric and nostalgic.
This book is a landmark in the history of the Teesside region. In it, the rich heritage of Middlesbrough is explored in this fascinating insight into the lives of those who made the town one of the greatest centres of industry and urban life in the country.
Look back at a century in the life of Middlesbrough in this photographic history book from one of the town’s most respected authors and historians.
Beginning in the period after the Great War, chart the changes in the town from the 1920s through the Second World War and the subsequent period of rebuilding.
Through the decades, see how the town evolved as the years passed. The much-loved Victorian architecture is gradually lost, and the repeated regeneration of the St Hilda’s area changes the face of the original township. In the town centre, new shopping centres, businesses and open spaces develop where rows of terraced houses once stood.
Much of this book charts living memory for those who recall how the town used to be. Witness the loss of much-loved landmarks and the construction of new buildings that have become a part of the landscape.
This book shows the history of Middlesbrough and St. Hilda’s through the fascinating photographs collected by Araf Chohan. See the early buildings, prominent landmarks, squalid housing conditions, events, businesses, places of worship, demolition, and rebirth. This book includes many pictures of old Middlesbrough never seen in print before.
North York Moors in Old Postcards is a wonderful collection of these early scenes, showing popular destinations that we still visit today, including Whitby, Grosmont, Goathland, Helmsley, Scarborough and Pickering, as well as many surrounding towns and villages.
With cards dating back to the turn of the century a fascinating lost world is uncovered which will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of this magnificent part of the country.